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-ed for "the new york times" about whether obama can give the confidence americans need right now, focusing on legacy, which he goes on to say is the end game of the president and is often missing what's happened before his eyes. the great mishap of the first term is failing to direct. with a new president, a sky high approval rating, a sea of enthusiasts. with hindsight 2020, how will obama be different with legacy now in front of his mind? >> i actually think, in terms of legacy, he's going to have the legacy of bringing health care reform, which presidents have tried for a very long time, to fruition here in america, and he made a choice in doing that, and it probably was a choice that cost him some political capital because it came at the expense of some other things he might have done that people frankly thought were more important. i think he understands now this is an opportunity to -- and frankly, there's a mandate here, not just to deal with things like the fiscal cliff, but also to continue the economic recovery policies that the president has put in place that have been working s
. and they also saw a real right- wing backlash against president obama that they did not want to contribute to. that was racist as well. you know, the birth or movement, you cannot be from here. who wants to back that? now it is four years later and the question is what will president obama do? it is not will he accomplished, but what will his administration allow everyone to accomplish that in 2008, i think people felt they had hit their heads against a brick wall for so long. the wall became a door. the door opened a crack. people wondered if it would swing open or be slammed shut? it is up to force more powerful than the present of the united states. that is people organized around this country. they have an opportunity now. they saw that will about to be put in place which was mitt romney and they opted for something else. they opted for the door. but the question is will they kicked it open? that is the question right now. there are two forces more powerful than the most powerful person on earth. organize people and the actual force of nature. and that is what we experienced in new york t
the attitude it exemplifies. the right is now in that bubble. everybody they know hates obama. so how could all these people be voting for obama? >> in the hours leading up to the election, fox news devoted itself to speculation about romney's win. newt gingrich and others were talking about how big the romney landslide was going to be. gingrich thought it would be 300 electoral votes at least. >> i believe the minimum result will be 53-47 romney, over 300 electoral votes, and the republicans will pick up the senate. >> so are you suggesting that they, a conservative propaganda machine, was blindsided by its own ideology? >> i think that is so. and i think we may have seen a tipping point in this election because in all previous elections, notably the 2010 midterms, we were impressed by the way the conservative propaganda machine was able to really mobilize people who thought that the deficit was the greatest threat to the nation, et cetera, et cetera. and now, it seems to have shifted to the liability question 'cause they didn't know what country they were operating in, which was the way they
to see. >> over here to your stage right. hi. what will be president obama's 3 legacy initiatives? what luck willie have getting those through to the congress? >> i'll take two. an interview with "the des moines register." he talked about immigration. he can get that done if he plays his cards right. he thought he could get a grand bargain. that will be harder to have a balanced approach to fighting what is -- that is two. >> i would think a third legacy would be a health-care. republicans have been saying all these things are going to happen under obamacare. now was on the evidence starts to come and. >> he always will be the first african-american president. relationships reproved is something we will look back on. >> he wants to reform the tax code. is another area where there could be more than a fleeting impact. has he learned horrible or negotiation -- has he learned hardball or negotiation? >> bob carr. you talk about extending the olive branch. to whom should he hand it? >> speaker boehner and eric cantor are not going anywhere. interesting to see how they danced together. will
thing? >> bob: saying the right thing -- first of all, notion that you said in your monologue that obama was responsible for guy, this guy is responsible for drawing attention to himself. when you talk about art, you call it art? >> greg: it is art. have you seen the stuff the left calls art? >> bob: i couldn't agree with you more. most of the stuff is on the extreme is terrible. but this guy drew attention to himself. parole violation -- >> dana: 300 people have seen the youtube video before hillary clinton said to tyrone woods' father they'd arrest the guy that made the video. when we know they knew at the time the video had nothing to do with it. the right thing is let him go. >> bob: how about letting everybody who violated probation go? >> dana: you don't see a difference in >> bob: no, i don't. >> greg: okay. the coolest rap sheet -- he is not watching. is bank fraud, using false identities. not a reliable character. a lot like you bob, ten years ago. but he is not in jail for that stuff. he's in jail because hillary said we'll put him in jail. she didn't say we are going to kill t
better than the republican operation? guest: i think you had it right. it is the obama turn out. host: does that go away? republicans guest: can hope so. i am sure the democratic party has figured out, we have to repeat this. we have seen what the obama camping can do. we are going to do it again. republicans, they had a much better effort by the party. i had a turnout party by conservative groups that made millions of calls. it did not produce what they hoped it would. they got a lot of voters out, but obviously not enough. host: i want to take you to a clip of a conservative writer talking about what needs to happen with the republican party. [video clip] >> the republican national chairman, mitch mcconnell, john boehner, and other republican leaders behind the epic election failure of 2012 should be replaced with leaders more in tune with the conservative base of the republican party. likewise, established republican consultants establishedkarl rove, romney campaign senior advisers, and pollsters should never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again. nobody would giv
votes in florida comes in for president obama, i think simon is just about right. it sounded a little outlandish a few days ago. >> ann? appreciationlaise's for the book, "the victory laps ." when i was canvassing in virginia and i was maybe the fourth person going columbus list and i was asking whether people thought it would vote in the morning or the afternoon, i knew i was carrying and does what he recommended. you never heard me talk about women candidates and i'm so excited about the women were coming in. to be the senator from north dakota and she is a fabulous person. emily's list supports women for congress and it wahasa one loss record. if you compare how much they raised and spent with the success compared to some of the suepr pac's, they did a heck of a lot better job. >> who were the losers? >> the billionaires handing over all that money. >> they got shelly in nevada. >> that's unfortunate. >> they did not get what they thought they were be buying of. >> the biggest loser is carl rove -- karl rove. he would let them keep even more, a fairly bottom line decision. a lot of
right before that at that debate was president obama defending susan rice and hillary clinton directly, by their titles, and condemning as offensive mitt romney trying to say that that attack was being covered up or that the country was being misled about it. that is what we saw again today on full blast, at the president's first press conference after being re-elected. the beltway common wisdom on this is that president obama is picking a fight with his secretary of state nomination if he does pick susan rice for that position. and when the beltway accuses you of picking a fight, they always mean, oh, no, no, you shouldn't do that. but seeing the president up there talking about this today with such fire in the belly and seeing as he did that as well in the debate when the same subject came up, i think this may be something more than just picking a fight. there's plenty of reason to be angry, to be concerned about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. it is very much worth being angry about the people who carried out that attack, right? it is worth talking about. it's worth even
is president obama on all of this? let's get right to our special guest this evening. we have former assistant secretary of state rich williamson and syndicated radio talk show host john boutzer. how much injury they inflict on hamas? i want to know if the total blowout is possible? >> yes, it is, larry. why that is critical is because egypt is involved profoundly in this problem. morici, the new le elely electe president of egypt, is in the muslim brothers. the muslim brothers and hamas are directly related. this is about egypt and the 1979 peace treaty. >> right. i'm going to get back to the whole issue of the spreading war. but i'm just real interested in the assessment, ambassador williamson, welcome back, that israel can just inflict massive, permanent damage on hamas and their alleged military. >> well, larry, first of all, i think it's really important to take a step back. we've been involved in a presidential election that sucked up the oxygen. hamas is a group that's recognized as a terrorist organization by the u.s. government, the israeli government and the european union, has incre
right now deserves barack obama. four years ago the public could be excused for voting for obama because it was a blank canvas which people could draw whatever pictures they wanted. but not this time. barack obama had a record that we could judge him by and majority of americans barely over 50% looked at that record and decided they wanted more of the same. >> eric: sean puts it well. 50%, more of the same, has conservatives scratching their head. >> greg: look, there is demographics. how many white voters disappeared? where did they go? 12 million. where did they go? the republican party, they have to act like frito lay. you don't just make a bunch of doritos. you have to keep making them. they have to go out and find new people and branch out. again, be confident in the ideas. and go to the new constituencies. >> eric: a lot of people said, leading up to the election, ton-out matters. it turns out, turn-out did matter. what did romney do wrong not getting the turn-out? >> greg: >> they say we should have courted latino voters. the republican party could have -- george bush did more on
'm going to hate it! can you hear me? i will hate it! >> boy, he really endorsed president obama, right? >> i think there are a lot of conservative republicans who feel that way and are very angry about it. >> i thought he did, didn't he? >> he didn't officially endorse him, no. >> but he praised his leadership. >> he did better, yes. he did better. >> which is, your right. in some ways, people don't care about endorsements but when someone from the other party says you're doing great responding to this storm that is bigger than an endorsement. >> probably did a lot for his own re-election, governor christie. he did a pretty good job for new jersey during the storm but it was very unusual. >> but don't you think he's a smart politician, right? he knows that new jersey's probably going to go to the democrats, right? his constituency, as it is -- if he knows that -- he probably thought that obama was probably going to be re-elected. he was hedging his bets. >> i don't know that he knew that. i do think that there was a lot of money on the table to help his state and they were reeling and
the right, to think that this event is part of some grand conspiracy that the obama administration has dreamed up to keep the truth from coming out about benghazi. this is a soldier, a great accomplishment, it's a sad event and at the same time whenever somebody in a national security position like that who has not only access to classified information but who literally sits astride all of our secrets, and someone known to him is trying to get into his computer, obviously you have to resign. >> richard, this is a very sensitive testimony, not only for petraeus or but for the whole question of benghazi. this is a very trouble some spot for this administration. >> the whole benghazi -- the administration has struggled with. they haven't been able to put behind them and just going back to the point that you were just making, there doesn't appear, at this stage, any indication that the investigation into paula broadwell was an investigation that she may have been combing for secrets or anything like that. they said that there's no indication that would lead to that, that it was a spying or
that he's been doing the right thing? >> well, president obama did not talk a great deal about his record and he did not talk a great deal about his plans. he ran a campaign that was very powerfully and effectively negative. again, this a republican challenger. i painted the republicans as frightening, unacceptable. unfortunately, he had a lot of cooperation with the republicans in making that case. this is still a middle class family and yet the big majority of the republican people said that they were not in touch with the republican class. you have to ask, what did republicans do to show middle class america that that was the mistake? it was not a middle class-oriented platform and hasn't been for a while. so why romney lost, i go through the reasons that people were put off from the republican party and i say this is a deeper problem and we need to make a deeper connection and this involves a much more economically inclusive message, a more culturally modern message. and it means a message that takes into account the environment, which is an issue of rising consciousness for younger v
. >> are you on drugs right now. >> no. no. >> obama momma. [ laughter ] >> are you expecting? >> oh god, no. >> why are you guys excited about a second term? >> we both are very happy about obama care. >> obama care. >> i'm really excited to see obama carroll out. >> what if they passed obama care premiums went up. >> i got to admit they put it on me that time. >> are you concerned about this massive national debt. >> he spent the least amount of money than any president. >> obama? >> yeah, did he. >> are you shear about that. >> i am positive of that. >> what kind of rubbish is that? >> what's point of raising taxes on wealthy people. >> they can afford to pay a little bit more. >> because if you raise taxes on just the wealthy it's only about 68 billion in revenue. >> what do you really care. am i right? >> you don't hate the rich do you. >> i love the rich. >> right. >> what do my eyes tell gru if you raise taxes on the rich it only amounts to a week in spending. >> you know what knocking out public television gets you about an hour. >> really? >> i know i'm talking to the enemy right no
, obama is a marxist, a muslim. >> bill: that's the president. you follow conservative web sites, right? >> i do. monica memo.com. colmes just said what i just presented happens on the right, too. i don't follow it, does it? >> it does not happen the way you describe on the right. look, i wrote a whole book about this called "what the bleep just happened?" what you are describing are are are s. a far left ciewx. kooks. the party of harry truman who dropped bomb on japan to stop world war ii. get job creation and economic growth. far left nuts now running the country not only at the highest levels of government but in the media and the unions and george soros and now on behar. extreme to the nnnth degree. >> bill: that's her parkway. >> very important distinction to be made and you need understand it. >> bill: i have got to get this question in. today we had a bunch of people going as i set it up to the white house. the one that stuck out to me was move on. move on was the one that put out the ad and they spent $17 million putting out attack ads. the one ad had two senior women cursing w
. doubling down on hope and barack obama. what does the winner hope will give him and more important us a second term upgrade? will the hard right in the house give thumbs down for the re-elected president, will they risk the fiscal abyss to keep their ties to the tea party? and finally, this is my country. even mitt romney was echoing that cry from the anti-obama crowd, pledging to take our country back. but that is deep in the past. no matter how hard they want it, america's fewer you to -- future just won't look like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your h
: gay rights groups urging president obama to sign an executive order that does, what? >> banning discrimination by federal contractors for employment purposes. this would specify that you cannot discriminate against gay or transgendered individuals when coming to hand out contracts. they would have to prove they were discriminated against. >> bill: just federal contracts. >> you know why that is? they want to set a standard, set a precedent so it can be applied uniformly. >> bill: apparatus now to handle that stuff. >> no. state. not federal. >> bill: want a federal law that says if you don't hire us because you are gay. >> can't discriminate based on. >> gay or transgeneral terred. that's why they want the president to step in. >> bill: that's okay, right? duo pose that. >> no, i don't oppose it it's just the means by which they are doing it have having the president declare by proclamation. >> bill: how else are they going to do it? >> that's what they expect politically because he has came out against doma and for same sex marriage. >> bill: we don't want anybody -- i want eve
payers? >> right now, president obama's propose al would have dividends taxed at ordinary income. that is substantially higher tax rate than the 15% tax rate that toward are enjoying right now. either way, we think that dividend yields will ultimately get dinged. as you mentioned, they have gotten hit. they were down something like 3% and the week ending just before the election. even in anticipation of that. it's hard to know. remember, a lot of dividend stocks are held in tax-exempt accounts, 401(k)s, pensions, endowments, foundations. we are dealing with a subset here. my sense is we will not see a pull back because a lot of dividends aren't taxed to the extent you would think. >> good to have you on the program. thank you so much. >> thank you, maria. >> up next on the "wall street journal report," he runs what some think is the strongest bank. what will life be life under president obama's next four [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impactports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price,
americans. the republican challenger said he did not want to do that and doesn't that give president obama the right to push for raising taxes on the wealthiest americans? >> well, i think the house got re-elected. their mandate is to not raise tax rates. go back to simpson-bowles. simpson bowles rejected the idea of higher tax rates. the people who will give up most deductions are the wealthy among us. big a rate, 30% and tell people you have to pay it. how many americans in the upper income level fully pay 35%. the tax code is a social engineering document. flatten the tax rate, make people pay the rate you pick, have a 25% corporate rate. if you have bad tax policy, you're going to have bad job creation. simpson-bowles is the way to go forward. i'm confident that's the way we will go. >> we'll watch it, senator graham, appreciate your time. >>> coming up next, john king and candy crowley, also david gergen and gloria borger. when you listen to senator graham, do you get a sense that we're looking at anything other than gridlock? you can say simpson-bowles all you want. >> you're going t
? on all of the issues you mentioned, it was very clear that president obama gets it, right? he knows the opportunities that are there. he wants everybody to be able to take advantage of the opportunities. he cares about those people. mitt romney cares about those who, like himself, have been hugely successful. all they want is more, more, more for them and they don't care about other people who are getting started. it sums it up why president obama got 60% of the young vote. he deserves it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! >>oh really? >>tax cuts don't create jobs. the golden years as the conservatives call them, we had the highest tax rates, and the highest amount of growth, and the highest amount of jobs. those are facts. >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! let's hear yours. politically direct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a di
the concession phone call? jimmy fallon had some ideas. >> hello, president obama. >> all right. >> is this your concession call or are you still busy watching fox news? >> no, no. this is my concession call. congratulations, blah, blah, blah, you did it. >> hey, hey, hey, now, everything okay? seem a little down. >> just that i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs. >> well, look, look, buck up. you created one job, except it was for me. >> all right, very funny. you got me. you know, i can laugh at myself. ha, ha, ha. >> one last incarnation of the romney laugh. also, any clue what this post election tweet from a blogger with the atlantic politics wire is getting at? quote, it's perfectly reasonable to plan a transition after election but we rarely see one -- see what the loser was planning. here goes, if you had followed the link posted in the tweet there, you would have found yourself at the presidential transition website for president-elect mitt romney after he lost. that's right. here is the what could have been home page that mistakenly went public. even a
in every case the pollsters had it right. >> you want to look at the contours of the election, were you surprised by the sort of stunning sweep we saw the other night? >> i certainly was, chris. you know, the obama people were very confident and their model -- the way they described what they were going about doing i thought made sense analytically, but they won even the states they thought they were going to win by bigger margins. they thought colorado would be a razor-thin election like florida, and they won by five or six points. they were an incredible machine, and the fact that they were able to get african-american turnout in ohio to go up by 33%, to go from 11% of the electorate to 15%, no one on either side would have thought the obama campaign could do that, and that was the margin of victory for them in ohio. >> how many days before the election did romney know his goose was cooked, that he had to go to pennsylvania and michigan and minnesota? how early did he know he had to go for the long shots, that he was probably going to lose? >> i don't know that he ever thought that, c
is a deepening of the progressive project under president obama who has a tremendous amount of leverage right now. now, that happens to be something that i don't favor. i don't think that that's the right way for -- >> bob does. bob doesn't think he's going to be progressive enough, right? >> that's exactly right. >> right, and perhaps that's true from bob's perspective. i don't think the president obama's views are identical to bob's. but i tend to think that -- >> that's an understatement. >> yeah, but i do think that barack obama -- >> you've been quite critical of obama during the first three years. >> but i think that barack obama is very much a progressive. i do not think that he's an eisenhower republican or a gerald ford republican. i think that he's someone who really does want to deepen a larger social transformation. i'm also somewhat, i also believe that he really does believe in this idea that public investment is what will likely grow the economy. >> when i grew up president obama would have been considered a moderate republican i suppose. maybe somebody would have said he's a liber
, in virginia 20%, ohio 11% in 2008, it was 15% in 2012. >> i think president obama had it right on election night. when he said, talking eloquently about the long lines of people and then interrupted that and said, by the way, let's fix that, we're the world's greatest democracy, we shouldn't be having people waiting in lines for hours on end to cast their vote. we could do so many things to fix that to modernize voter registration so everybody is registered, and there's no potential for fraud, to make it so there's uniform standards around the country, about how many voting machines you need to have and there's early vote. think about early vote. >> a national holiday to vote. >> think about early voting. what other government program has as much demonstration of popularity that everybody wants to use it so let's cut back on it. because it's too popular. that's the kind of thing we ought to be focusing on. not -- not this question of the voting rights act, is one of the most successful laws in american history. it is a monument of american life. and were it to be overturned or this -- reme
are we talking about here? >> a lot of people. >> they came out in droves for him. >> for obama. >> yes. how many legal mexicans were voting? >> right. but i think the woman vote, there is always the gender gap. with the hispanic vote, the republican party seems to be shrinking. that's why people #r* bringing it up. >> how much of them are legal? >> i'm sure 90% kenyans voted for him. >> all mexicans are legal. they might not be american, but they are legal. >> no. they are undocumented. they are missing a piece of paper. >> this may be the most important news of the election. there is a report that in the virginia senate race between tim kaine and george allen, hank the cat is in third place. >> wow. >> with around 6,000 votes. >> i would have voted for him. >> jedediah, if the gop will talk about the future and rebranding, i think feline candidates have to be a part of the discussion. >> have to be, dogs, cats, parrots. we have a bunch of parrots. >> i hope the race doesn't end in a dead heat. >> wow. >> oh man. >> wow. >> not even going to try to come back to that one. >> man behind
't as many white people. >> stephanie: karl rove said it's because obama suppressed the vote. all right. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, president obama is going to give a speech on the economy time from the east room of the white house addressing his plans moving forward including how he might avoid the looming fiscal clip. if all of the bush tax expire and the automatic spending cuts kick in, we do face falling into another recession. buddies missing all of the cuts and revenue increases could put us at greater economic risk. there is a new sense of urgency among members of congress to come to some sort of agreement but we have some fundamental obstacles, house speaker john boehner won't accept higher individual tax hikes, and harry reid says asking the wealthy to pay a their fair share is the right thing to do. >> people making all of this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> in case you missed it the president had an emotional moment when he thanked supporters earlier this week. >> you guys have done [ inaudible ] to make sure what i'm
to president obama's re-election some republicans think the apocalypse is right around the corner, so they are reorganizing. it's gotten so bad residents in 40 states have started petitions to peacefully cede from the union. the petitions have been filed with the obama administration's we the people program. if a petition receives 25,000 signatures within 30 days, it will be reviewed by the white house and a response will be issued. so far texas, florida, georgia, and louisiana have all met the 25,000 mark. of course, the big winner is texas. over 84,000 people in texas have signed up to break way from the united states. as of tonight the white house has not issued a response to any of these petitions. rick perry has flirted with the idea of an independent texas in the past, but this time he's changed his tune. his office released a statement saying governor perry believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it. but he also shares the frustrations many americans have with our federal government. really? believe it or not, it's good news for democrats tha
and president obama has it right if there was a criticism to be made, it was in the judgment in retrospect, but certainly, i don't understand impugn iing th sincerity for doing what ambassador rice is there to do and speaking what she was told to say. >> and someone who obviously operated with president clinton through a very well publicized affair, what do you make of general petraeus now that we have worked out that this is just about sex and not about secrets being passed or anything else, should he have resigned? >> well, it is his personal decision, and i don't question his decision. i personally don't think that he should have been asked to resign. it is not necessary for him to resign, and i agree with general kimmet that he should look forward to a next chapter in his life. he is a great and courageous man with a personal weakness that many people, men and women share, and in this case public humiliation and embarrassment is the pain and the penalty, and he stood up to the line and said and did the right thing for him, but no, i don't think that it was necessary for him to resign.
sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> romney says obama bought the election. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. you'd have thought that mitt romney would have stopped this crap. during the campaign he was out there selling it, that president obama was buying black votes by dumping the work requirement for welfare. remember that little sugar plum? it had it all, the accusation that minority voters could be scarfed up with a little chump change. throw them a little something and the votes would come pouring back. here he was yesterday, romney, schmoozing with his donor base about how the whole thing went wrong. it seems the president did a little wholesale purchasing, he said. he bought the minority with health care and bought the students with free student loans. great work there, mitt. you're at it again with your double barrels. one, claims that aren't true, and, two, that old dog whistle of yours. fact. people in the income bracket you mentioned have to kick in to get health care. fact, students still ha
opportunity he has to stick a thumb in barack obama's eye. but jonathan is completely right. he picked the wrong person here. susan rice had nothing to do with benghazi. but look, the republicans are facing an electoral wipeout in the last election. they still want to oppose barack obama any way they can, but what's their excuse? because the american people have now chosen barack obama over the republican guy. so what do they do? they have to gin up a conspiracy, a scandal of some sort, something they can attach the word "gate" to. now it's benghazi-gate. >> ron, you got it. this is the big alternative universal view of their world view in which you don't know what color the sky is over there. but they believe that this is as big as watergate, and although nixon got re-elected in '72, he will come down by '74. even though this guy won in '12, he will come down by '14 because of this big gate ron mentioned. they have it in their head this is big time. >> in 1997 after bill clinton got re-elected but before lewinsky, the republicans tried to do the same thing on chinese fund-raising. rem
they would be impacted if barack obama were re-elected, and a lot it sounded hyperbole; right? saying that to scare you. murray energy ce today, he's acting on it. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. neil: all right, well, they threatenedded, and they said if barack obama was reelected, not just bad for business, but for jobs and they would lay off people. murray energy, ceo, robert murray, laying offer 156 people after the president won re-election, and he sent out a prayer to the staff. i'll quote here. "lord, forgive me and anyone with me in the corporation for the decision that we are now fced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build." mr. murray is on the phone now. how many people did you have to layoff? >> caller: so far, neil, and good afternoon, it's been about 300, and that'
be impacted if barack obama were re-elected, and a lot it sounded hyperbole; right? saying that to scare you. murray energy ceo, today, he's acting on it. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can tually use... sadly, tir brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn'it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illunang. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am i on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! neil: all right, well, they threatenedded, and they said if barack obama was reelected, not just bad for business, but for jobs and they would lay off people. murray energy, ceo, robert murray, laying offer 156 people after the president won re-election, and he sent out a prayer to the staff. i'll quote here. "lord, forgive me and anyone with me in the corporation for the decision that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped
saying they would be impacted if barack obama were re-elected, and a lot it sounded hyperbole; right? saying that to scare you. muay energy ceo, today, he's acting on it. 4g lte is the fastest. so, which supeast lte service would yochoose, based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ? isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. neil: all right, well, they threatenedded, and they said if barack obama was reelected, not just bad for business, but for jobs and they would lay off people. murray energy, ceo, robert murray, laying offer 156 people after the president won re-election, and he sent out a prayer to the staff. i'll quote here. "lord, forgive me and anyone with me in the corporation for the decision that we are now forced to make to preserve
the election state of florida goes to president obama. susan? >> all right. nick, thank you. finally, it came in after all those folks in florida waited in line tirelessly to vote. >>> checking today's other top stories, new details about the surprising resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired four star general announcing he was stepping down. he made that announcement yesterday citing an extramarital affair. a u.s. official tells cnn the fbi was investigating allegations petraeus was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. the official says there were concerns an affair could make petraeus vulnerable to blackmail. >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie said he expects nearly all the power to be restored statewide by tonight. meanwhile, about 151,000 households across new york still don't have power. most of those outages are in long island and harder hit areas of queens like the rockaway peninsula. >>> shou this for a golfer gutting it out? charlie belljan complained he was having trouble breathing as he played that tourna
. >>> coming up at 8:00 abc's " this" "examines the election. what president obama did right and what the republicans need to do and what both have to do to avoid falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. that's coming up on abc7. >>> we are learning more this morning about the scandal involving david petraeus. his sudden resignation at head of the cia is still sending shockwaves through washington. petreas said he accepts all the blame. >>> after nearly four decades in international affairs, it was an extramarital affairs that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a jolting end. in a statement to employees he acknowledged the liaison, expressing his extremely poor judgment. it's unacceptable, he said, both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as hours. >> if they found out about an extramarital affair they could use itos blackmail against you. >> he has been married to his wife holley against you for 32 years. they have two children. they met when he was a west point cadet and she stood by him as he raced on the fast track up the ranks to four-star general. la
it right after the election as a try of making a point. >> president obama is meeting with business leaders on wednesday. do you think this is going to come up? this pushback against obama care? >> sure. we got a hint of how this is playing out when john boehner told abc that it's now the law of the land. for some reason, republicans are still invested in repealing obama care. the problem they are going to confront is that this thing is going forward with or without them. in 2014, new regulations will take place including the banning of discrimination for preexisting conditions. also exchanges in the states will take place whether or not the states say yes or no. the government will step in. so they can either get on board or not. the election was sort of the last legitimate opportunity for them to politically repeal this law. that's now passed. there are other appeals, but it doesn't stand that great of chance. they have to work within the confines of the legislation. >> this is going to be a big issue in the midterms. because it's just going to be on the verge of being fully implemented o
. that's president obama, he's absolutely right. that's his mandate. that's the mandate that voters gave him last week. >> we can agree to disagree on that. but i think romney campaign is now working on pulling a great tv commercial out of that run and swing state, a little late, but -- >> on the olympics. >> it was generous of the president and politically smart to reach across the aisle to his opponents. i think what republicans on the hill will hear from today, a country with a deficit saw a president today that put nothing new on the table about how to reduce that deficit and that's going to have an impact as the negotiations -- >> he did. he said here are the tax cuts. $849 billion, bush tax cuts. >> that's raising taxes. >> revenue is part of the bargain on how we get our fiscal health going. >> the president spent a ton of the press conference talking about revenue. >> we got a statement from senator john mccain, reacting to the president's news conference. i'll read it to you and to our viewers. it is very specific. i have always said that the buck stops with the president of the
reiterated america's support for their right to defend themselves. >>> it was president obama's first news conference since being reelected, and it was personal. the cbs reporter daniel nottingham reports the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has sparked a nasty political battle in washington. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: at his first news conference since his reelection, the president defended un ambassador susan rice. senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they will block her elevation to secretary of state because of comments she made days after the attack on the consulate in libya. >> for them to go after the un ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain took exception >> i doubt that the families of these brave americans who were murdered would believe that we are "picking on" anyone. >> reporter: the president also addressed the fiscal cliff. one way to avoid it is to extend tax -- not to extend tax cut
in the tank. >> obama had the right rhetoric. the middle class and take home pay, but i'm not sure there were the signature policies to back those words up. gerri: a long way to go and stuff to get through before that happens. it will be interesting to see. thank you for coming on. always great to see you. now we want to know what you think. here is our question. sinn millionaires pay higher taxes? logitech gerriwillis.com, on the right-hand side of the screen and also the results of the end of the show. >> coming up on "the willis report," obamacare is here to stay after surviving the election. how will it impact the health plan you sign up for this open enrollment season? what you need to know next. a fall from grace for the now former head of the cia david patraeus. taking a new twist. k. t. mcfarland is here with the unbelievable details. and just like in hurricanes past, sandy left behind many set up an sand filled cars. the deputy automotive editor for consumer enforcement is here with what you should let go for the next time you buy a car. we are on the case next on "the willis report.
for our country. we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> boehner said obama obama must reduce spending and overhaul entitlement programs. republicans then would be willing to back programs aimed at raising federal revenues. >>> pakistan remains one of the biggest foreign policy headaches for re-elected president obama. his second term will oversee the withdrawal of u.s. combat troops from afghanistan, scheduled to be complete by the end of 2014. nhk world's hideki yui outlines the challenges those two countries pose for obama's next term. >> reporter: afghanistan and pakistan are two nations affected by the u.s. fight against terrorism. both expect the obama administration to shift its focus during a second term to rebuilding the economy back home. at the height of the u.s. deployment, about 100,000 american troops were stationed in afghanistan. the number has fallen to less than 70,000, and further reductions are planned. many in afghanistan welcome that trend, but others voice concern that it could throw the unstable country back into civil war. dialogue be
, use it, or what other people say it for you. right now, president obama's game is not to come out of the box, acting takeda, and give republicans -- acting cocky and giving republicans an idea -- a reason to want to stick it to him. he is saying let's get this done. that is what he is serious about, there is no reason to set yourself up as having more leverage than you do. host: margaret talev, and the go to this headline in bloomberg. what does he do on his health care law, if anything? guest: so, it really is a little bit of the congress, and this will play out in fiscal cliff and debt reduction negotiations, but a lot of this is in the hands of the states and whether they want to engage on the medicare front and in setting up their own exchanges. this will play out fairly quickly in the coming weeks. the notion of a repeal effort of what mitt romney pledged is gone now. there will be tinkering around the edges and governors making decisions pitted the individual state will have a lot to do with how the state receives it. host: scott wilson, "the washington post," your colleague
out of the lips of president obama days later. right before president obama put out his feeling that people who came under the age of 16 and those ramifications that he put out there, right before he did that marco rubio had this plan of his own. governor romney had been campaigning in florida with marco rubio and was asked do you agree with what senator rubio was saying on immigration and he hesitated. he said i have got to think about it. i have to wonder if that wasn't a moment that might have changed the course of a lot of things. >> it could be. i think one of the realities here and mary catherine was touching on this. i think you will see core constituencies rush to people like marco rubio and say tell us how you would do this. i think it raises rubio's stature within the party. you have to look at the business community and people in the high-tech sector and wall street who want immigration reform to get the best brains into the country and are willing to make concessions if you tell them we can get the best people here. >> the system is a mess and horribly complex just a
extinction. on the other side, minorities help reelect president obama. has he done right by them? we've got a political intervention for both sides. >>> plus, is bond too old? >>> and it's some of the hottest lingerie in the world. but how is this sexy? thanks again for joining us. mitt romney lost the election but he may have made history. here's why. his loss could go down as the last presidential campaign to bank on the white vote for a win. in a moment, evidence of why that is a losing strategy. let's get quickly to al cardenis and patrick millsap. first to you, al, are whites the new minority here in america, especially when it comes to elections? >> it will be soon. when ronald reagan, our gold standard, won in 1980, it was 87% of the vote. this year, it was 72% of the vote. it will be 68% of the vote in 2016. and by the 2020s, it will be the minority vote in america. >> i'm going to ask patrick the same question. patrick, what do you think? >> at first, we have an outreach problem. we are banking on vote that is we don't necessarily put in the bank and we are counting the votes that
rockefeller republican in black face with barack obama. >> damn, that's really harsh. is it right or wrong? we debate that tonight. the drums continue. >> around the time petraeus broke off the affair, she began to receive anonymous emails sent from broad well's computer. >> then cessation talk. which states do we want to secede? >> gop and gop crime is the elbow of the day. go time! >> today the president met with progressives which i always find hilarious like whoa, these are real progressives, that's fascinating, what do you want? >> a list he met with organizations of the. >> i hope he listened to them. you know who he's meeting with tomorrow? the c.e.o.'s for: >> anybody want to bet who he's going to listen to more? ok, now if you've been paying attention, you know those c.e.o.'s are going to get a lot more weight than the progressives in the white house. van jones was dismissed because fox news had issues with him. here's what he said before the meeting: >> it's funny because there's progressives saying well, we had to fight to get a democratic elected and then we have to fight him to ma
. in the last 100 years, only four, right. so eisenhower, fdr, ronald reagan and barack obama. i think the idea that barack obama does not have a historic mandate when 44 men have been president and seven did what he did in two terms, he got 69 million votes the first time, 62 million votes the second time, i think he has a mandate. the things to be done that are great in this election happened to fall on the progressive side, in part because the republican party and conservatism has gone so far right things that used to be centrist, like environmentalism, which was a teddy roosevelt thing which even richard nixon was in favor of. >> john mccain. >> newt gingrich. >> these things have been now reclassed as liberal, right. the victories that the president has a chance to get which are historic, like on climate change, on immigration, are now progressive ideas because they've been left behind. >> it's now almost up to the republican party to grab a piece of that pie to say this is our victory too when in reality if they had done it earlier -- >> let's don't get in debate about the mandate. you ma
this before you respond, al. what you say is right on. being on the ground, everyone underestimated the obama ground campaign. the romney people were calling people who say, we need you to support our candidate. the obama people had offices in these communities for years and they were going out -- i see you haven't voted yet. if you go and vote, we'll find a way for you to get to the polls to go vote. they were talking about g.o. tv and volunteers -- i'm like, what are they talking about? and then it finally came to light, they're getting people to the polls and reaching people personally. al? >> let me say this. president obama received 12 million less vote this is year than he did in 2008. mitt romney got almost 3 million votes less than john mccain did. this election, you could come up with a lot of arguments as to why mitt romney didn't win. i thought he left it all in the playing field. i thought he did as well as he could, given the circumstances. but the truth of the matter is, we couldn't come up with enough votes to win. and if you analyze this election, you can come up with 100 reas
it was in battleground states. >> the final popular vote, obama is up as of right now, yesterday afternoon by 3 million votes, all over the country. and florida still being counted. a lot of what is coming in, democratic counties. the layest on the numbers. >> don't hold your breath. >>> a 21-year-old california man confessed to breaking noonan see pelosi's home. arrested during another burglary in the same napa valley neighborhood. he had a watch on him taken from pelosi's house. and police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled at area's airports and the nation's largest commuter railroad came to a halt. central park picked up 4 inches of snow, which is a record for this date. >> biggest one, ocean county, new jersey, got a foot of snow. pretty big storm. >> you love snow too. >> no, wake me when it is april. the storm is moving into new engl
so ugly on both sides and we have to remember that no matter who you voted for, barack obama is our president. >> right. >> and he is going to need our support and prayers more than ever with all the problem there are in this world. so, try to put aside your own personal feelings and reach across whatever aisle is in front of you, because you know what ultimately, we are all in this together. >> you're right. you're right. when you watched it last night and you watched mitt romney's concession speech and an elegant man. >> i got to say in this country, it's so unique in that you watch a very rabid battle that went on for a year, forever, it seems like and then in one night, it is like -- civility reigns. by the way, i don't know if you realized -- >> no coup d'etats here. >> not only do we do this show but we were correspond ends -- correspond endents for another program, we were very, very busy working for "the "daily show."" watch! >> "the "daily show"" election night special, featuring jason jones, jessica williams, george stephanopoulos, jim cantore anderson cooper and his golde
: his own party wouldn't support it. >> eric: right. >> bob: wouldn't support what? >> andrea: tax increases. >> dana: so in 2010, when the republicans won all the seats, in the lame duck session of congress, president obama said this is not the time to increase taxes on anybody. the economy is not growing fast enough and we need small business owners to create jobs. nothing has changed between then and now except for the political outlook. unless he didn't believe what -- either he didn't believe what he said then, or he is trying to change the picture now. i agree with rush, i don't think conservatism lost, but i think that the republicans are completely out-campaigned. that i think is true. >> eric: president obama changed the level at which you can receive food stamps. he made it vastly easier to qualify for this food stamp program. santa claus. that is giving. take from people who pay taxes and giving -- >> andrea: when reagan took office, 29% of americans were getting some kind of government check. now it's 49%. social security was never intended to be a retirement program. i
, jobs and fiscal responsibility. what we need to do, as i said, is that president obama needs to take a page out of president clinton's book. he needs to use the bully pulpit. we need a meaningful citizen education engagement campaign. we need to demonstrate to the far right -- >> do you think that's part of the issue, though? >> i think he wants a deal. i think he needs a deal. >> do you think president obama would have a deal you would be satisfied with, stephen? >> i think if president barack obama moved a little to the right because he governor earns from the left -- americans are first and foremost. we want to get this problem solved. >> let's say barack obama moves to the so-called middle, wherever that is, but still says the top 2% has higher income taxes. >> the republicans will not go along with higher tax rates. he can say we'll close the loopholes, we can do everything, but i think the republicans honestly believe, and i agree with them on this, that raising those tax rates will hurt the economy more than it will bring down the deficit. you're the one who has always said jo
had seen him deliver a speech a couple of weeks back. you have these choices. president obama unquestionably the right choice. now as you say we have to make sure we keep his feet to the fire. afghanistan very quickly, shouldn't he just get the troops out? read the stories day after day. we're doing nothing but losing american lives. >> of course we should. and you know, i don't have a high hope for that one because once they set a date like 2014, it is a little hard to switch that up but yeah, if he really wanted to be bold, he could say hey, look, i looked at my calendar and i got the date wrong. it was really 2013. and as ron paul always said, we marched in, we can march right out. >> i wish he would. thank you bill, for your time. the host of hbo real time with bill maher. your show is brilliant. we'll be watching friday night. >> thanks, eliot. >> eliot: president obama's second-term cabinet. i have a few ideas that might or might not surprise you. life can cause irreparable harm to our brains and our bod
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declared his hope would be that president obama would fail, wasn't too happy about the results and tried to cheer up the right. >> conservatism did not lose. it's difficult to beat santa claus in a country where the option is santa claus or work. >>> shops putting up figurineses, one merchant said the president and first lady are special and italian politicians don't count for much. >>> along a beach in india, a sand artist celebrated obama's re-election by building a sculpture featuring the president, the american flag and a model of the white house on the beach. but that ask nothing compared to this. in kenya, the president's father was born. it is a bipartisan baby tribute. a new mom named one of her twin sons after both candidates. she said in keeping with how they placed, the first son was blamed barack obama, the second is mitt romney. how do you explain that 30 years down the road? >>> you know all those people that flooded your facebook feed with facebook chatter? young people were all over it on election day. older people dominated during the debates. that's your morning dish of
. >> we're quite comfortable with the call in ohio. basically right now there's too much obama vote that's outstanding there that we know is going to come in that will be obama. >> yeah, sorry, rove. it is going to be obama, but it's no wonder rove was taking the loss so hard. here's two super pacs spending $300 million. and chuck on the the run return on the investment. one had a 1% success rate. the other a 13% rate of success. and now rove has to answer to his billionaire buddies who fronted him the money. politico reports that rove held a phone call today for the big donors to sum up the race and to explain what happened to donors who complained. obviously somebody made a mistake and didn't do things right. there's no question about that. so will they believe karl rove's excuse sinus is this the end of the king maker? joining me is wayne slater, senior political reporter for "the dallas morning news" and author of two books about rove, "the architect" and "bush's brain." thanks for being here tonight. >> great to be with you. >> you've covered karl rover maybe more than anyone. what
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